Hangin’ Out with Dad

July 6th, 2019

Luce likes to get as comfortable as possible and here he is hanging out in the TV room with me. He usually gets tires of the TV after a short while but here we are before the TV is on so he is happy to spread out.

Luce on the Porch

June 22nd, 2019

I was working in the driveway and Stacey though Luce might want to want to watch. She laid a towel down since he knows that is where he is supposed to lay and he settled down to watch what I was doing. I was working out there for quite a while and forgot he was there. I had to go around to the back of the house and when I came back a few minutes later his head was up looking around, but once he saw me again he put it back down. We think he really likes to coolness of the stone on the porch. Later, Stacey came out and he popped up into his begging bear pose:

Of course once he saw me he gave me a look as if to say “Whatta U Lookin’ At”:

Luce Struttin’ Along

June 15th, 2019

Luce usually does not just walk like most dogs, he tends to strut on his walks. He does not need a leash so we usually do not use one in our own neighborhood. He loves to sniff a spot to death and strut along to the next spot what I call for him to “come-on”. Here he is after I just called to him:

Here is another video when he really wanted to keep sniffing so he ignored the first few recalls (yes, we still have some work to do).

Dinner Time

June 4th, 2019

Luce is supposed to get fed at 4:00 PM which keeps pretty much keeps him from bothering us while we eat. Don’t get me wrong, he does not beg for table scraps ever which is probably due to the fact that he has never gotten any. We made that mistake before but let’s not go there. He would find many ways to be annoying if he did not eat before us and we were sitting there at the table. Here he is watching Stacey get his food ready and yes, he still lays with his legs splayed out like a puppy:

New American Flag

May 1st, 2019

After helping to put up our new flag Luce decided he needed some well-deserved rest. Actually, all he did was stay close enough to get underfoot and be a tripping hazard, but he thought he was helping:

Berner Kisses

April 21st, 2019

Luce was just laying there (on our bed) minding his own business:

Quando mia mamma vienne a me e me ha dato bacci:

Dad got the whole thing on video:

The Stick Game (Again)

April 18th, 2019

When we start out playing the “Stick Game” I will throw the stick and Luce will go and chase it down. He will proceed to play keep away util I maybe get it back from him, rinse and repeat. When he start getting tired, he will lay down and chew on it:

Whn he sees that I am getting close, he will hold on tight to see what I will do:

Closer yet and it might be time to prepare to skedaddle:

Yep, getting to close, time to go. I know I can out run him though.

Un Stanco Luce è Un Buono Luce

April 7th, 2019

A tired Luce is a good Luce. We went for a walk/run which ended up being much more of a run than a walk. After a quick feet wash Luce crashed on the driveway:

I tried to roust him but he did not want to move. He was probably also enjoying the sunny morning which we have not seen here in a while. I called Stacey out to see and I guess he got embarrassed because he popped up to see her:

He then proceeded to go inside and take a nice long nap. Later on, after he was well rested, he popped into his “begging bear” position to get some attention:

Luce Plays Tug-O-War

April 3rd, 2019

Luce has a morning routine like anyone else. First, he goes outside to do “his business”, then some time on the bed for some “attention”, then downstairs for breakfast, then it is play time. This morning, I guess things did not progress fast enough so I saw this when I closed the door to the fridge:

Keep in mind that he is laying in the main path to the kitchen and that rope was not there a few minutes before. I especially like the look as if the say “Your not going to let me down again are you?”. OK, you win, lets play tug-o-war:

Was that Luce or a Howler Monkey

March 25th, 2019

We took a short trip and of course brought Luce with us. When we were packing up we left Luce in the room for about 5 minutes and when I returned, he was howling in the room. Fortunately, I do not think anyone heard him but it looks like we need a little training time to extinguish this behavior. The rest of the trip was great and Luce had a good time. He especially liked visiting the house where Stacey was working. Here he is again in the backyard:

At one point, something caught his attention and struck a near perfect pose. If I didn’t know better, I would think he was stacked for a show: